Seth Rogen offers peek into Preacher writers' room, reveals opening theme

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Jul 16, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT (Updated)

One of the greatest, darkest comics in history is finally coming to the small screen thanks to producer Seth Rogen — and now he’s offered a peek into the writers' room of AMC's Preacher.

Rogen revealed a glimpse of the bulletin board in the writers' room, which includes mention of an opening song that should be very familiar to readers. The card confirms they’ll be using Willie Nelson’s “Time of the Preacher,” which character Jesse Custer actually sings in the first issue of Preacher.

A second card also includes some keywords, such as “steeple” and “cross,” which sounds like it might reference the opening shot of the pilot. Rogen is writing the pilot script himself, along with frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg. The duo previously worked onThis Is the End and Green Hornet.

Rogen has been preaching (no pun intended) a reverence for the comic canon, and this opening tidbit looks like they’re heading in the right direction. Preacher tells a fantastic story already. All Rogen has to do is translate it in a compelling way to a new medium (he says, as if it were just that easy). If nothing else, it looks like they’re off to a good start.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Willie Nelson tune, check it out below for a sample. It definitely fits the tone of the comic (which is obvious, since they used it there) and should help set the right mood for the series as well.

(Via Movie Web)